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Brand name: Bricanyl

Bricanyl is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) terbutaline. On this page you will find out more about Bricanyl, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: terbutaline

Information for medicine and pack size:
Bricanyl 500 microgram/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AST AT 24 JUNE 2004: For relief of bronchospasm in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and for acute prophylaxis against exercise-induced asthma or in other situations known to induce bronchospasm. BRICANYL injection: Bricanyl injection solution is recommended for acute use only.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 mL x 5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 mL x 10 (Export): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1 mL x 50 (Export): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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